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Below are updated office hours to reflect Distance Learning. Please contact your teacher in School-Loop directly for questions.

All office hours are Monday thru Friday, unless stated otherwise.

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Cheri Mendoza
Office Hours: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mon/Wed/Fri; 1:00 - 3:00 PM Tues/Thurs
 
Tammy Bordisso
Office Hours: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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AVID

AVID 9
Prerequisite: None
AVID is a unique program designed to help students prepare for college. The curriculum follows the international AVID model and alternates between the four main AVID components: Writing, Strategies for Success, College and Careers, and Collaborative Tutorial.
 
AVID 10
Prerequisite: AVID 9
AVID is a unique program designed to help students prepare for college. The curriculum follows the international AVID model and alternates between the four main AVID components: Writing, Strategies for Success, College and Careers, and Collaborative Tutorial.
 
AVID 11
Prerequisite: AVID 9, & 10
AVID is a unique program designed to help students prepare for college. The curriculum follows the international AVID model and alternates between the four main AVID components: Writing, Strategies for Success, College and Careers, and Collaborative Tutorial.
 
AVID 12
Prerequisite: AVID 9, 10, & 11
This is an advanced AVID course and will focus on college reading, writing, and speaking skills with very little review of basic study skills. Students are expected to take detailed notes in all of their classes and come to class prepared. Curriculum follows the international AVID model.

Health/ Freshmen Seminar

Foothill Seminar
Prerequisite: None
Welcome to FOOTHILL SEMINAR. This course is designed to provide assistance to freshman students as they begin their high school career. We will use the Career Choices curriculum to: identify individual strengths, work values, and work behavior styles. Explore personal goals, create an individual vision for success, and understand the value of education. Explore careers and career pathways, including post‐secondary education (college and/or vocational‐ technical). Create an individual 10‐year Plan that students, parents, teachers, and counselors can use throughout high school and beyond. Study ideas, strategies, and stories relating to achieving success. In addition, we will provide support via individual and peer tutoring. Support the completion of a successful academic year.
 
Health Science 
Prerequisite: None
Health Science is a graduation requirement. This course is also designed to meet the state requirement of providing HIV/AIDS prevention that is complete, medically accurate, and free of bias. From state and board-approved curriculum, students will obtain accurate information to develop health literacy and lifelong positive attitudes and behaviors related to their personal health. Study will also include community health; mental, emotional and social health; injury prevention and safety; nutrition and physical activity; alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; growth, development, and sexual health.

Student Aide(s)

Aide: Counselor, Teacher, Librarian, Office Clerk
Prerequisite: None
Students in this course are assigned to assist a teacher, counselor, Librarian, or Office Clerk. Students are trained in a variety of skills and responsibilities to assist the work in their Aide assignment. Students must possess a willingness to work, follow directions, be punctual, and exhibit self discipline and initiative.

Career

Career and Life Management
Prerequisite: None
Students will learn about goal setting, employability/work skills, financial literacy, consumer education, and life management. Students will obtain skills in resume writing, interviewing, checking, credit management, consumer rights and responsibilities.
 
Career Choices
Prerequisite: None
Career Choices is an interdisciplinary curriculum that engages students and teachers in an interactive learning process. This will help students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to successfully examine their own lives, explore and evaluate a wide range of education and career options, and make reasoned and researched goals for their future.
 
Work Experience
Prerequisite: None
An elective course for juniors and seniors who have a part-time job. A unique program that is designed to link the school curriculum (WE class) with the world of work. Students in the program earn high school credit by attending a weekly class that teaches job skills, work habits, and sensible and positive attitude, self-confidence, and job skills, which can be used to locate, secure, retain employment, and enhance your career development.

Journalism/ Yearbook

Newspaper Journalism
Prerequisite: N/A
In this course, students learn about newspaper production through publication of the school paper. The course offers instruction and practice in the following: copy writing and editing, proofreading, interviewing; writing feature stories, editorials, and human interest stories; critical reviewing plays, books, and motion pictures; headline writing; using Microsoft Word, PageMaker for page make-up; layout design; and business management, including advertising. Students will also demonstrate their ability to write well under pressure, gather information independently, organize it cooperatively, and work effectively with their peers. Students will learn to write in descriptive, narrative, expository, and persuasive styles. Students will learn terms of journalism and apply them in their writing and newspaper production: sentence coherence, economy, modification, balance, diction, rhetoric, unity, logical fallacy, syntax, voice, audience, tone, and style. Through extensive writing and rewriting, students will create a portfolio that exhibits mastery in all of these skills. Students will also study and critique college, high school, and professional newspapers as well as critique their own school newspaper with the goal of improving their production. Students will be evaluated for writing within deadlines, writing accuracy, reflection and improvement, portfolio, quizzes and tests
 
Yearbook
Prerequisite: None
This is a project-based course that leads to the creation of the school annual, a documentary of each year of a student’s high school experience. It involves recording of events, individuals and ideas in a variety of formats. Students must demonstrate elements of journalism, art, photography, graphic design, text, business, graphic design and organization.

Student Leadership

Student Leadership
Prerequisite: None
In a collaborative setting, students in this course acquire and refine leadership skills in accordance with the course standards published by the California Association of Directors of Activities and the California Association of Student Leaders. Such standards include skills in communication, business affairs/accounting, governmental procedure, community service, and personal/social development. Students will also develop and utilize cooperative skills in planning and executing campus-wide events for the student body and the surrounding community with the intent of fostering a positive campus culture and climate. Student will learn about the critical importance of communication, personal and social responsibilities, student government, service learning, and business aspects of student body organizations.
 
Work Experience
Prerequisite: None
An elective course for juniors and seniors who have a part-time job. A unique program that is designed to link the school curriculum (WE class) with the world of work. Students in the program earn high school credit by attending a weekly class that teaches job skills, work habits, and sensible and positive attitude, self-confidence, and job skills, which can be used to locate, secure, retain employment, and enhance your career development.